The story of Andy and Josh Barrick from Hope Out Loud ministry is one of remarkable resilience and faith. In 2006, the Barrick family was involved in a devastating car accident that left Andy and Josh with severe brain trauma, fighting for their lives. As they began the long road to recovery, Andy and Josh were faced with Satan’s lies that told them they would never be able to live a fulfilling life again. But with the help of their family and faith in God, they were able to overcome these lies and find a new purpose in life. The verse below reminds us that Satan is the father of lies, and it’s easy to believe his lies when we’re going through difficult times. Men especially can feel the weight of these lies, as Satan tries to hold them in bondage and keep them from their true potential.
John 8:44 (NLT)
44 For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
So, What… for This Week?
Andy and Josh’s story is a powerful reminder that with God’s help, we can overcome Satan’s lies and find a new purpose in life. They now use their story to inspire others to never give up hope and trust in God’s plan for their lives. If you’re struggling with the lies of Satan, take a cue from Andy and Josh and start by focusing on God’s truth. Spend time in prayer and study His word to gain a better understanding of His plan for your life. Look for opportunities to serve others and share your story of how God has worked in your life. Remember that Satan’s lies are not the final word in your life. With God’s help, you can overcome them and find a new purpose in life. Let Andy and Josh’s story serve as a reminder that God is always with us, even in our darkest moments.